Opicvet is a village in western Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality Kostinbrod, Sofia District.
Situated 17 km northwest of Kostinbrod, 32 km in the same direction from Sofia, 8 km southeast of the town Slivnitsa, 7 km from the town of Dragoman and 21 km southeast of Kalotina checkpoint.
The population is about 400 inhabitants.
The terrain is flat and hilly, the average altitude is 576 m.
The climate is temperate. Summers are hot and winters cold. There are negative values of the average January temperature of about - 2.5 C and average July temperatures of about 18.4 C. Rainfall is less.
The village runs BlatoRiver, which flows into the Iskar River.
Opitsvet be landscaped and well-developed infrastructure. There are water supply,electricity and communications networks. Missing sewers.
There is a community center and the nearest schools and medical facilities are locatedin the municipal center. Nearby are horse facilities, shops and restaurants.
There is regular bus transport to Sofia. Nearby passes the international road E-80, from Belgrade via Sofia to Istanbul.
The village is built up with new houses. Because of its proximity to Sofia and beautiful scenery is chosen by more and more people purchasing properties for permanent living and recreation.
Principal sector is agriculture, as agriculture is concentrated mainly in small private holdings. A significant proportion of the population finds work in Sofia and Kostinbrod.The territory of the municipality more than 15 small and medium enterprises. Primary occupy transport and repair of trucks and commercial vehicles.
The village and its surroundings offer excellent conditions for eco, rural and fishing tourism.
There are dam, which are used for fish farming and sport fishing in the summer months.
Text and photos: Mirela